Steph’s on her way to Rio

Stephanie Slater
Stephanie Slater
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Longridge swimmer Stephanie Slater has been named in Great Britain’s team for the Paralympics in Rio this summer.

It will be the 25-year-old’s debut at the Paralympics.

Slater, a seven-time European champion, said: “I’m really honoured to be selected to represent GB at my first Paralympic Games.

“It’s been a tough year, having to spend time out of the water due to injury and ill health.

“So after all that, it has been a massive relief to have met the qualifying times and to achieve my goal.

“Having missed London 2012, it’s fantastic to discover that I can still represent my country at an elite level.

“I’m going to wear the GB tracksuit in Rio with pride.”